We got home from a long day in the car on Sunday night. I always like to shower after traveling. It’s not that the car, or the trip in general, made me dirty, it’s just that desire to feel refreshed after traveling for so many hours. But on Sunday night, we pulled in at dinner time and we were scrambling to get the kids to eat, bathed and in bed at a reasonable hour. They also had the desire to reunite with every single one of their toys which meant they were everywhere, a battle I was clearly not choosing to fight after 9 hours in the car. After they went to sleep and we settled in to watch the latest episode of Grey’s before bed, I realized I had forgotten all about showering. And…I was all comfy and in my pjs and in bed. My shower would wait for the morning.
And then morning happened. I couldn’t bring myself to get up before the kids and once they woke up it was one thing after another. So, I pushed off my shower until nap time. Nap time came and went as I tried to unpack all of our clothes from the weekend and start laundry (and I may have been distracted by a few things along the way). The shower was going to have to wait another few hours. And then, then it was bedtime. Glorious, wonderful, amazing bedtime. I sat down on my computer with the intention of doing one thing and then, it was time, I was going to shower.
Well, that one thing took me 2 hours to do. I totally forgot about the shower, I was exhausted and got into bed. When I woke up this morning, before the kids, it was the first thing on my mind. I couldn’t believe I literally forgot to shower.
I know people talk about this as an actual thing but I didn’t know it really happened. Sure, when the kids were infants, especially with Gigi when I had an infant and a toddler, I was constantly pushing off showers because it didn’t fit in that moment, which is where I began with all of this. But I really had never forgotten to shower before. It’s kinda gross…but it happened.
But this morning, 48 hours since my last shower, I was finally feeling clean again!
Does this ever happen to you? Do you put showers not eh back burner because there is so much to do or do you actually forget about them?